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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 33)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
34.0 3.73 1.44 44 2 1 1 0.5
Birth Date2-25-1986
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age33 years, 5 months, 24 days
BatsR
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2014 SFN MLB 7 0 6.0 0 0 0 5 2 9 0 102 7.5 3.0 0.0 13.5 0% .357 1.17 2.60 1.50 70 2.00 49.1 0.2
2015 MIA MLB 8 0 12.3 0 0 0 13 6 7 1 88 9.5 4.4 0.7 5.1 0% .293 1.54 4.78 5.84 117 5.88 137.4 -0.2
CareerMLB15018.3000188161928.83.90.57.943%.3571.424.064.421014.61108.50.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2006 BUR A MDW 7 7 36.0 3 1 0 27 14 23 3 38 6.8 3.5 0.8 5.8 0% .218 1.14 4.77 2.75 114 3.94 82.7
2006 IDA Rk PIO 3 3 16.1 1 0 0 11 3 19 0 104 6.1 1.7 0.0 10.6 0% .275 0.87 2.26 3.35 67 1.94 40.7
2008 ROM A SAL 9 9 40.0 1 2 0 51 21 31 3 99 11.5 4.7 0.7 7.0 0% .375 1.80 4.70 5.18 117 7.47 152.8
2008 BRA Rk GCL 3 2 5.0 0 0 0 4 1 5 0 116 7.2 1.8 0.0 9.0 0% .286 1.00 2.14 0.00 85 5.23 107.0
2009 MYR A+ CRL 25 25 121.0 7 8 0 115 74 88 13 96 8.6 5.5 1.0 6.5 0% .284 1.56 5.35 3.87 122 5.83 122.7
2010 MIS AA SOU 25 21 135.7 11 7 0 116 69 113 3 93 7.7 4.6 0.2 7.5 0% .291 1.36 3.63 3.71 0 0.00 0.0
2010 GWN AAA INT 2 2 8.0 1 1 0 7 7 4 0 99 7.9 7.9 0.0 4.5 0% .269 1.75 4.91 5.63 0 0.00 0.0
2010 PDD Wnt AFL 2 2 5.0 0 1 0 7 6 6 0 12.6 10.8 0.0 10.8 0% .438 2.60 5.57 9.00 0 0.00 0.0
2011 MIS AA SOU 1 1 5.0 0 1 0 6 0 4 1 116 10.8 0.0 1.8 7.2 0% .313 1.20 4.89 5.40 96 3.96 80.8
2011 GWN AAA INT 19 19 86.0 5 8 0 88 51 61 9 92 9.2 5.3 0.9 6.4 0% .299 1.62 5.20 5.13 122 5.80 118.5
2012 MIS AA SOU 5 0 4.0 0 2 0 8 5 6 0 18.0 11.3 0.0 13.5 0% .571 3.25 4.64 20.25 108 8.53 177.7
2012 GWN AAA INT 8 4 24.7 1 1 0 27 21 15 1 98 9.9 7.7 0.4 5.5 0% .347 1.95 5.14 4.38 125 6.96 145.0
2012 BRA Rk GCL 4 1 3.7 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 85 0.0 14.7 0.0 14.7 0% .000 1.64 5.88 0.00 122 5.08 105.9
2013 IND AAA INT 44 0 53.0 4 2 4 51 28 65 3 8.7 4.8 0.5 11.0 0% .358 1.49 3.18 4.58 88 4.65 101.1
2014 SFN MLB NL 7 0 6.0 0 0 0 5 2 9 0 102 7.5 3.0 0.0 13.5 0% .357 1.17 2.60 1.50 70 2.00 49.1
2014 FRE AAA PCL 47 0 52.7 4 3 3 40 31 68 4 6.8 5.3 0.7 11.6 0% .293 1.35 4.03 3.59 85 2.76 58.4
2015 MIA MLB NL 8 0 12.3 0 0 0 13 6 7 1 88 9.5 4.4 0.7 5.1 0% .293 1.54 4.78 5.84 117 5.88 137.4
2015 SJO A+ CAL 3 2 3.0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 88 0.0 3.0 0.0 21.0 0% .000 0.33 0.11 0.00 43 1.16 25.4
2015 NWO AAA PCL 4 0 5.3 0 0 0 7 1 7 0 11.8 1.7 0.0 11.8 0% .467 1.50 2.09 3.38 88 5.66 124.0
2015 SAC AAA PCL 31 0 34.7 2 1 9 20 25 43 0 5.2 6.5 0.0 11.2 0% .244 1.30 3.28 1.04 87 3.37 74.0
2017 PAW AAA INT 6 0 8.3 0 1 1 4 9 15 0 4.3 9.7 0.0 16.2 50% .286 1.56 2.98 5.40 91 3.45 73.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2014 109 0.4862 0.5596 0.5902 0.7170 0.4107 0.6842 0.4348 0.4098
2015 213 0.5211 0.4977 0.8302 0.6937 0.2843 0.8961 0.6552 0.1698
Career3220.50930.51870.74900.70160.32710.82440.58060.2510

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-05-12 2012-08-17 Minors 97 0 Right Hand - -
2011-08-21 2011-08-28 Minors 7 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-04-03 2011-05-26 Minors 53 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Bone Spur and Debridement 2011-01-18
2011-01-18 2011-01-18 Minors 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spur and Debridement 2011-01-18
2009-04-08 2009-04-20 Minors 12 0 Right Fingers Fracture Batted Ball -
2007-04-05 2007-09-05 Minors 153 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-12-01 -
2006-12-01 2006-12-01 Minors 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-12-01
2006-08-14 2006-09-05 Minors 22 0 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2005-06-05 2005-09-05 Minors 92 56 - Knee - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 BOS $
2015 SFN $650,000
2014 SFN $
2013 PIT $
2012 ATL $
2011 ATL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$650,000
1 yrTotal$650,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 27 dRob Martin, ICON Sports1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Boston as a free agent 1/21/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 2016. Signed by Orix of Japan.
  • 1 year/$0.65M (2015). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/15. DFA by San Francisco 5/17/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/27/15 (refused assignment). Re-signed by San Francisco 6/1/15 (minor-league contract). Released by San Francisco 8/1/15. Signed by Miami as a free agent 8/5/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Miami 8/17/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by Miami 10/12/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 11/27/13.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Pittsburgh (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 11/1/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Atlanta 11/5/10. Re-signed by Atlanta 2/11.
  • Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Kansas City 3/07.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2004 (2-63) (Southern Door HS, Wisc.). Signed 6/04, $0.575M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.3 1.1 2.1 41 0 52.7 31 27 67 3 .245 1.10 2.32 2.55 12.9 1.4
80o 2 0.9 1.8 36 0 46.0 30 26 59 3 .262 1.21 2.73 2.99 9.2 1.0
70o 1.7 0.8 1.6 33 0 41.4 29 25 53 3 .275 1.30 3.03 3.32 6.9 0.8
60o 1.5 0.7 1.4 29 0 37.5 27 24 48 2 .286 1.37 3.29 3.61 5.2 0.6
50o 1.4 0.6 1.2 27 0 34.0 26 23 43 2 .296 1.44 3.55 3.89 3.7 0.4
40o 1.2 0.5 1.1 24 0 30.6 25 22 39 2 .307 1.51 3.80 4.17 2.5 0.3
30o 1.1 0.4 0.9 21 0 27.0 23 20 35 2 .318 1.60 4.09 4.47 1.4 0.2
20o 0.9 0.3 0.8 18 0 23.0 21 18 29 2 .331 1.70 4.42 4.84 0.3 0.0
10o 0.7 0.2 0.5 14 0 17.7 17 15 23 2 .349 1.84 4.91 5.36 -0.7 -0.1
Weighted Mean1.40.61.226033.22522422.2931.423.503.843.80.4

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20203421243055433771445.2971.453.824.027.06.111.60.70.6
20213521242054413772545.2951.443.854.056.86.212.00.80.6
20223621241052393568445.2961.433.753.946.86.111.80.70.6
20233721239050383465445.2951.433.773.966.86.111.60.70.6
20243821239050393465445.2961.453.844.047.06.111.60.70.6
20253921237047373161445.3001.453.884.087.15.911.70.80.5
20264021236046363159445.3011.473.974.177.16.111.60.80.4
20274121236046363160445.2981.453.914.117.06.011.70.80.5
20284221133042332854445.2981.463.964.167.16.011.70.90.4

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 82 Randy Choate 2009 3.47
2 78 Mike Koplove 2010 0.00 DNP
3 77 Josh Kinney 2012 3.94
4 77 Mitch Stetter 2014 0.00 DNP
5 75 Logan Kensing 2016 1.93
6 75 Clay Rapada 2014 0.00 DNP
7 72 Pat Venditte 2018 2.57
8 72 Carlos Fisher 2016 0.00 DNP
9 71 Evan Meek 2016 0.00 DNP
10 71 Lee Gardner 2008 10.80
11 71 Jairo Asencio 2016 0.00 DNP
12 70 Jean Machi 2015 5.43
13 69 Cedrick Bowers 2011 0.00 DNP
14 69 Justin Hampson 2013 0.00 DNP
15 69 Tim Dillard 2017 0.00 DNP
16 69 Rich Hill 2013 6.98
17 69 Brent Leach 2016 0.00 DNP
18 68 Greg Burke 2016 0.00 DNP
19 66 Dale Thayer 2014 2.76
20 66 Ramon Ramirez 2015 0.00 DNP
21 66 Tommy Layne 2018 0.00 DNP
22 66 Jumbo Diaz 2017 6.00
23 65 Brandon Villafuerte 2009 0.00 DNP
24 65 Scott Rice 2015 0.00 DNP
25 65 Tim Hamulack 2010 0.00 DNP
26 64 Dustin Molleken 2018 0.00 DNP
27 64 Rafael Martin 2017 0.00 DNP
28 64 Will Harris 2018 3.49
29 64 Brandon Knight 2009 0.00 DNP
30 64 Matt Reynolds 2018 0.00 DNP
31 63 Scott Downs 2009 3.47
32 63 Victor Marte 2014 0.00 DNP
33 63 Sam LeCure 2017 0.00 DNP
34 63 Blake Parker 2018 3.26
35 62 J.P. Howell 2016 4.09
36 62 Ramon Troncoso 2016 0.00 DNP
37 62 Bob Wickman 2002 5.77
38 62 Michael O'Connor 2014 0.00 DNP
39 62 Dana Eveland 2017 0.00 DNP
40 61 Fernando Rodriguez 2017 0.00 DNP
41 61 George Kontos 2018 4.73
42 61 Jason Grilli 2010 0.00 DNP
43 61 Adam Loewen 2017 0.00 DNP
44 61 Pat Neshek 2014 1.87
45 61 Dave Smith 1988 4.08
46 60 Zach Duke 2016 2.36
47 60 Mark Corey 2008 0.00 DNP
48 60 Jerry Blevins 2017 2.94
49 60 Micah Bowie 2008 9.00
50 60 Chris Bootcheck 2012 0.00 DNP
51 60 Bryan Corey 2007 1.93
52 60 Randy Flores 2009 5.25
53 60 Kane Davis 2008 0.00 DNP
54 60 Clay Hensley 2013 0.00 DNP
55 60 Jim Henderson 2016 4.37
56 60 Ronald Belisario 2016 0.00 DNP
57 60 Marty McLeary 2008 0.00 DNP
58 60 Tom Wilhelmsen 2017 4.44
59 60 Matt Belisle 2013 4.56
60 59 Matt Albers 2016 7.71
61 59 Damaso Marte 2008 4.02
62 59 Scot Shields 2009 7.13
63 59 Clayton Mortensen 2018 0.00 DNP
64 59 Luke Gregerson 2017 4.72
65 59 Jeremy Affeldt 2012 3.27
66 59 Jim Miller 2015 0.00 DNP
67 59 Jonathan Broxton 2017 6.89
68 59 Joey Eischen 2003 4.58
69 58 Erasmo Ramirez 2009 0.00 DNP
70 58 Les Walrond 2010 0.00 DNP
71 58 Fernando Rodney 2010 4.37
72 58 Craig Stammen 2017 3.36
73 58 D.J. Carrasco 2010 4.48
74 58 Peter Moylan 2012 5.40
75 58 Mark DiFelice 2010 0.00 DNP
76 58 Jay Howell 1989 1.69
77 58 Nate Field 2009 0.00 DNP
78 58 Jason Frasor 2011 3.90
79 58 Matt Guerrier 2012 3.86
80 58 Santiago Casilla 2014 2.01
81 58 Jose Veras 2014 4.89
82 58 Dennys Reyes 2010 3.55
83 58 Chris Leroux 2017 0.00 DNP
84 58 Ryota Igarashi 2012 18.00
85 58 Geoff Geary 2010 0.00 DNP
86 58 Mark Lowe 2016 7.48
87 58 Willy Lebron 2012 0.00 DNP
88 57 Manny Delcarmen 2015 0.00 DNP
89 57 Dan Kolb 2008 0.00 DNP
90 57 Tony Barnette 2017 5.65
91 57 Matt Wise 2009 0.00 DNP
92 57 Heath Bell 2011 2.87
93 57 Matt Lindstrom 2013 3.41
94 57 Hideki Okajima 2009 3.39
95 57 Julio Santana 2006 9.72
96 57 David Lee 2006 0.00 DNP
97 57 Juan Gutierrez 2017 0.00 DNP
98 56 Alberto Castillo 2009 3.75
99 56 Joaquin Benoit 2011 3.39
100 56 Kelly Wunsch 2006 0.00 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Triple-digit heat is a kind of social privilege: Guys who have it tend to get a lot of chances. Case in point Cordier, whose debut in 2014 came a full decade and three team-switches after he was drafted. He returned to The Show last year, now playing for his fifth organization, and logged the third-hottest average heater when he did. And... well, thus concludes the highlight reel. He struggled to miss bats in his dozen prime-time innings, controlled his pitches poorly and got knocked about rather rudely by big-league hitters. He'll get another chance. Check your privilege, kid.
2015 Cordier can throw a baseball 100 mph (which makes confusing him for Brett Bochy even funnier). Most humans who can do that find their way to the major leagues, but the majority do not take the road less traveled, a road that takes them through four organizations over nine professional seasons before one finally offers a September audition. Cordier was once a polished cold-weather prep-schooler with merely decent velocity and advanced secondary stuff. But while he regained and even bolstered his gas after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2007, his slider and changeup regressed. Despite the caliber of bullets in his right arm, Cordier is a long shot to secure a stable bullpen role unless his command or breaking ball takes a step forward. He'll only turn 29 in February, though, and with a brief taste of The Show to motivate him, there is no reason to give up yet.
2014 Erik Cordier doesn't command his straight fastball, but he lights up radar guns so he gets a comment.
2013 At one point a highly touted prospect, Erik Cordier continues to see his stock slide due to injuries.
2012 Erik Cordier is a big and blocky right-hander with a zipper and control issues. His future is in the bullpen, since his stuff is no longer good enough to overcome those issues.
2011 Big righty Erik Cordier isn't the same power arm he was prior to Tommy John surgery, but he could still end up a nice middle reliever.
2010 Acquired from the Royals three years ago for Tony Pena, Jr., Erik Cordier was once a highly-touted arm, but his stuff is far from what it used to be after a series of arm injuries.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2015-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)When looking at pitchers how do you grade the FB? I was always told that you go by command, movement, then velocity. For example, a pitcher such as Erik Cordier might have a true 80 FB but plays down so much because of lack of movement and command, would you downgrade the pitch to a 70?
(Peter from Pittsburgh)
The ceiling has a lot to do with velocity. A guy who tops out at 89 mph will never have an 80 fastball no matter how good the command is. But in terms of effectiveness, I've always said that the order of importance is location, movement and then speed in that order. (Jeff Moore)


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